Aída Bortnik

Photo: Bortnik Family Collection

Aída Bortnik (1938-2013) is considered one of Argentina’s greatest screenwriters. Bortnik’s oeuvre as a journalist, playwright, and screenwriter traversed the repression and censorship of the 1970s and 80s. She captured international attention for her adaptation of Mario Benedetti’s novel La tregua (1974), the first Argentine film ever nominated for an Oscar. The film La historia oficial (1985), for which she wrote the screenplay, was the first Argentine film to win an Oscar for best international film. In 1987, Bortnik received the Ennio Flaiano award for best international screenwriter for her screenplay of Pobre mariposa

  • Aída Bortnik
    Theirs was a tempestuous love. They had cried entire nights, because of one another. They had hugged and kissed, they had bitten and hit, they had laughed, they had deceived, they had forgiven, they h...


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